FORT Friends • P.O. Box 1349 • Marina • CA • 93933
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Bicycle-Equestrian Trails Assistance (BETA) - Docent services, safety patrol, first aid
California Native Plant Society, Monterey Bay Chapter - Native plant investigations, habitat restoration
Central Coast Cycling (CCCX Cycling) - Road and mountain bike races for youth and adults
Monterey Bay Youth Camp - Youth environmental education, Scouting
Monterey County Search and Rescue Dogs, Inc. (MCSARD) - Rescue dog training, radio communications
Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association (MORCA), a chapter of IMBA - Mountain bike group rides, monthly trail work, advocacy
Pedali Alpini - Road cycling, commuter bike safety and advocacy
Sustainable Seaside (Sustainable Monterey County) - Promoting healthy, sustianable practices in our community, reaching out to diverse populations, advocating for open space.
Salinas Valley Elite Running Club - Competitive running club (trail, track and road)
Western States Draft and Driving Association - Equestrian group rides, advocacypartner groups and activities
FORT Friends serves as an umbrella group to unify several local trail groups, which is reflected in the composition of our Board of Directors. We believe different groups (cyclists, runners/hikers, equestrians, dog walkers, etc.) can enjoy public lands together through mutual respect and consideration. Our primary agency affiliation is with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on the Fort Ord National Monument. We also regularly meet with Fort Ord Reuse Authority staff regarding munitions clean-up status and safety. As former Army land is transferred to Monterey County, we plan to work with the Monterey County Resource Management Agency and Monterey County Parks Department regarding open space and trail opportunities.
Groups that currently support or partner with FORT Friends are shown below. Nearly all host events, volunteer work days, and/ or regular meetings. Visit their websites to learn more! If you are interested in becoming a partner group with FORT Friends, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org